"The only reason an organization has dead wood is that management either hired dead wood or it hired live wood and killed it." ~ Deming
Please stop writing “As a User, I want to log in…” No user ever WANTS to log in.
There is no skills shortage, only a shortage of companies where folks with skills want to work.
Please stop referring to poor coding practices as “technical debt”.
People generally want to make things better. When they find they can't, they're prone to disengage, to protect their sanity.